I love this prompt, which I discovered last weekend reading Jerry Colonna’s book “Reboot – Leadership and the Art of Growing Up“.
Jerry supports startup founders in their development as CEOs. He offers this powerful prompt to help leaders see how they have been creating the cultures and environments they complained about.
What is true for startups is also true for our lives. We often co-create the things we complain about. We create over-reliance by supporting others too much. I do this people I love, I sometimes support them a little too much, so they rely on me instead of themselves. We create unhealthy habits by using our circumstances as excuses. I love treating myself to some “good food” when I had a hard day. And, we create false beliefs by not challenging the assumptions that keep us safe but small. Mine, for the longest time, was: “I am bad in front of a camera.”
These were some of the conditions I created for myself. What about yours?Time – as Jerry writes – for some radical self-inquiry!
Let me know your thoughts and insights!